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The Walmart Museum

105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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Interesting history of Walmart

Nice and interesting small museum of the history of Walmart and it's founding family. End the tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Worth, Texas
See Sam's Red Ford Truck

We briefly visited The Walmart Museum housed in Sam's original 5-10 cent store on the Bentonville... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert L
Little Rock, Arkansas
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105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and interesting small museum of the history of Walmart and it's founding family. End the tour with an ice cream cone in the soda fountain replica. Lovely stroll around Bentonville town square as well.

Thank DallasBchbum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We briefly visited The Walmart Museum housed in Sam's original 5-10 cent store on the Bentonville town square. The highlights for me were Sam's old office, his 1979 red Ford pickup truck, his list of five business principles, and the maps showing the explosive growth...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free to visit and lots of informative exhibits. Great setting in an old building. Great Americana. Do not miss this

Thank phyllis667
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overview of the start and success of the Walmart empire. Located in the original store adds a bit of charm to the visit.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed browsing through this museum about the Walton family and the beginnings of the Wal-Mart stores. A great example of a successful American businessman. The museum also recalls a simpler time in the United States.

Thank sandyh517
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a Walmart shopper you will enjoy the small museum. It is free and the gift shop is especially fun for boomers. Sam Walton was a self-made man and interesting life story.

Thank OxHon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the opportuntiy recently to visit this historic little museum again after many years. It is a great collection of Walmart's history including early ads, shopping cart handles, lapel pins, videos and more with a nice little Spark Shop for your sweet tooth.

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having grown up in Arkansas, Wal Mart is legendary as one of the greatest businesses ever to originate in the state. Several successful businesses that sprouted from the Walton family include Sam's Club, Arvest Bank and Crystal Bridges Museum. The Wal Mart museum in downtown...More

Thank jackb706
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to see the History of Walmart! Good place to wonder through on an afternoon! Not real pricey - doesn't take a long time!

Thank Sherry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sam Walton was an incredible businessman with a true vision for retailing and making the world a better place through his vision and ability to focus no out what the public wanted and needed and meeting that challenge through product, pricing, location and all around...More

Thank onesweetgem
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Nancy C
Can you take a bus from Walmart to the Museum? We are traveling in a camper.
14 January 2017|
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Response from WalmartMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Nancy C! We do not offer any bus shuttles. However, Bentonville does offer plenty of free parking around the square. There are a few parking lots, versus street parking, where a camper would fit.
Johanna P
It is The Walmart Museum open for December 24 ,2016 or December 25 ,2016? If yes , what would be the operation hours? And what is the price entrance for this attraction in Arkansas? My Family it consist of nine (9) members : one (1) Senior [67 years old],four (4) Kids - 14 years old , 10 years old , 9 years old & 7 years old; and four adults - 49 years , 42 years old , 44 years old & 40 years old.
3 September 2016|
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Response from WalmartMuseum | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out to us! We are closed on December 25th, but we will be open on December 24th! The operating hours are from 8am-4pm. Admission to the museum is free! The museum also supports a 5&10 store to show... More
Susan S
How much time should we allow for a visit t the Museum?
24 July 2016|
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Response from nuk45 | Reviewed this property |
Maximum of two hours to allow picture taking as well😃